Agenda

Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 11th November, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: HMS Brave Room. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Brough  Democratic Services Manager

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

2.

Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointments of Substitute Members.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 14 October 2019. (to follow)

5.

Decisions of the Cabinet Relating to Recommendations from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee

To consider the following decisions of the Cabinet meeting to be held on 4 November 2019 relating to recommendations from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee:

           

·         Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976: Request for Increase in Hackney Carriage Fares

·         Shared Ownership Sales Policy

·         St James's Church, Woolcomber Street, Dover

·         Review of Appointments to Outside Bodies

·         Kearsney Parks - Cafe Provision

 

The Record of Decision will be published on Wednesday 6 November 2019.

6.

Issues referred to the Committee by Council, Cabinet, or another Committee

The meeting of the full Council held on 30 October 2019 referred the following Motion to the Committee for its consideration:

 

“We note that there are 8 million people in this country who have trouble putting food on the table according to the UN. Over 500,000 people used Foodbanks in the UK last year.

 

The Trussell Trust alone distributed over 1.3m three-day emergency food supplies of people in crisis in the financial year 2017/18. Three million children are at risk of hunger during the school holidays and around 10% of the NHS Budget goes on treating diabetes and up to 1 million people live in food deserts in the UK.

 

We further note that the Government’s commitment to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals which apply internationally and domestically commits governments to ending hunger by 2030.

 

We resolve to ask Scrutiny to investigate the extent of the issue in the Dover District and what can be done to tackle it.”

 

It is for the committee to determine whether it wishes to accept the Motion. It is recommended that if it does wish to accept it that the Democratic Services Manager be requested to provide a scoping paper to the next meeting setting out the key objectives, potential witnesses and timescale.

 

The Proposer (Councillor K Mills) and the Seconder (Councillor C D Zosseder) have the right to attend the meeting for the purpose of explaining it (Council Procedure Rule 24.1).

 

 

 

7.

Notice of Forthcoming Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 72 KB

It is intended that Members should use the Notice of Forthcoming Key Decisions to identify topics within the remit of the Committee for future scrutiny.

8.

Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 97 KB

It is intended that the Committee monitor and prioritise its rolling work programme.

9.

Public Speaking

Please note that in accordance with the agreed Protocol for Public Speaking at Overview and Scrutiny, the right to speak only applies to agenda items 10, 12, 13, 14  and 15.

 

Members of the public wishing to speak must register to do so by no later than 2.00 pm on the second working day before the meeting.

10.

East Kent Housing Update pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive (East Kent Housing). (to follow)

11.

DDC Waste and Recycling Rates pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To receive a presentation from the Waste Services Manager.

Additional documents:

12.

PERFORMANCE REPORT – QUARTER 2, 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To consider the attached report of the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

13.

‘NO–USE EMPTY’ PROPERTY INITIATIVE TOP-UP LOAN AGREEMENT pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To consider the attached report of the Head of Regulatory Services.

Additional documents:

14.

TOURISM AND VISITOR ECONOMY STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider the attached report to the Head of Inward Investment.

Additional documents:

15.

Climate Change Emergency pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Operations and Commercial).

16.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 40 KB

The recommendation is attached.

 

MATTERS WHICH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM SUGGESTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN PRIVATE AS THE REPORT CONTAINS EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED WITHIN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS INDICATED AND IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE PROPER OFFICER CONSIDERS THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION OUTWEIGHS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION

17.

Bus Rapid Transit Project Update

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Operations and Commercial).